American Garage (studio album) by Pat Metheny Group

American Garage by Pat Metheny Group
Year: 1979
Overall rank: 10,027th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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PAT METHENY GROUP - American Garage - CD - 1979
Condition: Good

Pat Metheny Group Jazz 4 Albums Offramp New Chautauqua American Garage 1980 Oslo
Condition: Used

Pat Metheny Group – American Garage (1979) ECM-1-1155/ Vinyl, LP, Album, VG++
Condition: Used

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Pat Metheny Group bestography

American Garage is ranked 4th best out of 14 albums by Pat Metheny Group on

The best album by Pat Metheny Group is Offramp which is ranked number 4416 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 319.

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76/100 (from 29 votes)
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05/20/2023 00:30 Fischman  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 10,55966/100
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From 10/27/2018 17:51
The very unmistakable sound of Pat Metheny projects a feeling of warmth and happiness through a mixture of different musical styles including soft rock and free form jazz encompassing Latin American influences. A beautifully recorded and produced album, when I have the volume up on this the band could be playing in my dining room!
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